Liz Willoughby on sat 31 may 03
I just received a lovely catalogue made by Phil Poburka
(pdp1@EARTHLINK.NET), of the tools that he makes. If anyone is
interested in having a super trimming tool, e-mail him and ask for a
catalogue. Thanks Phil. Loved the stamps!, and of course enjoying
my Bison Tools.
A tip that I have been meaning to mention here on clayart too. In
Canada and the US, go to the grocery store and get some "saran
wraps". The largest one (looks like a shower cap, only larger, and
more durable), is perfect for covering your clay cookie on the
wheelhead, if you are leaving it for the day.
Another indispensable tool in my studio, are the bamboo skewers,
wonderful for all kinds of jobs.
Regarding loose pots, versus sloppy pots, (a recent thread). Good
looking loose pots are harder to throw than neat, tight pots. You
still have to have the balance in the form. It takes a lot of
practice, one has to kind of get in that Zen mode, and it works much
better. I am not talking about overworking a form to death, and then
deciding to keep it. It has to be fresh, not overworked, and made
quickly with confident gesture. It took me years to acquire that
spontaneous movement. When it happened, I wasn't even thinking of
making a loose form. I was listening to Charlie Parker, and he did
it for me.
Meticulously Loose Liz (who use to make very, very, very, tight pots)
(wishing I was behind the barn with a smoke)
2903 Shelter Valley Rd.
Concepts in Clay on thu 5 jun 03
In a message dated 6/1/2003 11:46:58 AM Eastern Standard Time,
> A tip that I have been meaning to mention here on clayart too. In
> Canada and the US, go to the grocery store and get some "saran
> wraps". The largest one (looks like a shower cap, only larger, and
> more durable), is perfect for covering your clay cookie on the
> wheelhead, if you are leaving it for the day.
I have a son who travels for business and he saves all those great shower
caps from the hotels for me. This is a way of getting your covers for FREE, and
what potter doesn''t love FREE? They are also great for covering turntables
when you are spraying. Clean up is a breeze.
Bobbi in Central PA